More rumbling and shaking in southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma

Southern Kansas was shaken early Wednesday morning by a 3.5 magnitude earthquake that was followed by one in Oklahoma.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was around the small town of Runnymede or about 42 miles southwest of Wichita.

The quake rumbled at 2:36 a-m and was the latest in a series of small quakes that have struck the region.  The Kansas Corporation Commission has targeted wastewater injection wells in the area in the past few years.

Nearly two hours later, a 2.9 magnitude earthquake shook northern Oklahoma in the same area where it hit on Tuesday. The quake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey had an epicenter only about 2 miles west of the small town of Chester. It was there that a 3.0 magnitude quake was registered on Tuesday. Chester is on the southeast side of Major County.

Major county has seen its share of earthquakes in the past several years and wastewater injection wells there have also been targeted by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

Here is the information provided by the USGS.

Event type:                       Earthquake
Region:                           Kansas
Geographic coordinates:           37.364N,  97.983W
Magnitude:                        3.5
Depth:                            5 km
Universal Time (UTC):              3 Oct 2018  07:36:41
Time near the Epicenter:           3 Oct 2018  02:36:41
Local standard time in your area:  3 Oct 2018  01:36:41

Location with respect to nearby cities:
4.8 km (3.0 mi) W of Runnymede, Kansas
60.1 km (37.3 mi) WSW of Haysville, Kansas
66.4 km (41.1 mi) WSW of Derby, Kansas
67.7 km (42.0 mi) WSW of Wichita, Kansas
214.5 km (133.0 mi) NNW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Event type:                       Earthquake
Region:                           Oklahoma
Geographic coordinates:           36.215N,  98.951W
Magnitude:                        2.9
Depth:                            5 km
Universal Time (UTC):              3 Oct 2018  09:28:05
Time near the Epicenter:           3 Oct 2018  04:28:05
Local standard time in your area:  3 Oct 2018  03:28:05

Location with respect to nearby cities:
2.7 km (1.7 mi) W of Chester, Oklahoma
46.3 km (28.7 mi) ESE of Woodward, Oklahoma
79.5 km (49.3 mi) NNW of Weatherford, Oklahoma
98.0 km (60.8 mi) NNE of Elk City, Oklahoma
153.9 km (95.4 mi) WNW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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